Warning scrollbar

  Maineman 09:41 03 Oct 2005
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I have managed to pick up a horizontal warning scrollbar at the top of my screen with the letters moving along from right to left reading 'Warning! Your computer is infected! Press here for help!'
Avast and CW Shredder have not been able to shift it so I wonder if anybody has experienced the same thing or managed to get rid of it successfully?
Thanks.

  GANDALF <|:-)> 09:47 03 Oct 2005

click here probably windows nmessenger

  Maineman 13:13 03 Oct 2005

The above file seems to be the problem, being a pf (prefetch file) which I have deleted from the Windows/prefetch folder but cannot delete from recycle bin for some reason. I get an error message when attempting to do this saying 'cannot delete file: cannot read from the source file or disk'.

  Maineman 19:12 10 Oct 2005

As already stated I have deleted that file, but cannot delete it from the recycle bin. The problem is still occurring and the only way to stop it is through task manager, ending that process manually.

  VoG II 19:13 10 Oct 2005

Post a HJT log click here on this specialised forum click here

  Maineman 20:19 12 Oct 2005

Hijack This solved the problem thanks very much.

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